Ok, I'm fixing this old tenor banjo and I notice the tailpiece has has five holes, someone must have swapped it from a 5 string. Apparently this is a 17 fret Slingerland. Can anyone point me to the appropriate tailpiece for this instrument? Thanks!
A 5-string tailpiece works just fine with 4 strings. Just skip the middle spot. I'm sure a lot of Slingerland tenors came from the factory with 5-string tailpieces.
Slingerland used just about every tailpiece ever made, so don't worry about what's appropriate. And as stated above, a 5 string model will work if you just skip the middle hole.
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